Dispatches From the Fallen World: An Interview with Mimi Lipson

A thumbnail description doesn’t do justice to Mimi Lipson’s collection The Cloud of Unknowing–it takes theoretically familiar elements and fractures them, allowing for new perspectives and playing with sequence in memorable ways. The collection initially centers around the Schultz family, first zeroing in on the slow breakdown of the marriage in the 1970s, then gradually focusing on one of that family’s younger generation, a woman named Kitty, who eventually embarks on a relationship with a sometimes charming, sometimes infuriating man named […]

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